The board-certified plastic surgeons at Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery transform patients with surgical and noninvasive procedures ranging from brow lifts and tummy tucks to Zeltiq CoolSculpting treatments. A fully noninvasive procedure, CoolSculpting freezes fat cells to let them be disposed of by the body’s natural processes, helping create a smoother, slimmer physique. The specialists possess a unique knowledge of this procedure not only because of the numerous treatments they’ve performed, but also the medical and educational achievements they’ve made.
Dr. Burton M. Sundin earned undergraduate degrees at Duke University in both biology and art history, which gave him a strong foundation in the scientific and aesthetic facets of plastic surgery. He went on to finish medical school and his residency in plastic surgery at Duke before completing fellowships in hand surgery and advanced cosmetic procedures. His partner, Dr. Reps Sundin, completed formal fellowship training in cosmetic surgery and has learned from some of the most renowned experts in the field. He has also participated in medical missions to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Run by a talented support staff of more than 15 beauty experts, Ava's Day Spa eliminates unwanted hairs with waxing services cultivated through more than 25 years of experience. In a 20-minute session, customers can have follicular fuzz removed from facescapes such as the lip, brow, or chin to aid their emotion factory in delivering clear expressions ($15+). Make short work of troublesome tufts on the underarms ($25+) and back ($65+), or prepare for beach season by battling bristles on the bikini line ($35+) or legs ($65+) without the hassle of ceaseless shaving, time-consuming tweezing, or constantly hiding your lower half by burying it in the sand.
In the springtime, pink blossoms hang from tree branches outside of Rhonda's Skin Care to create an scenic entranceway to the peaceful med spa. Inside, internationally trained Master Aesthetician Rhonda Carlile brings out the natural beauty of all skin types with techniques she learned in South Africa, France, and the United States. At her side is fellow Master Aesthetician Kori McCann, Nurse Practitioner Michelle Meyer-Ban, and Wellness Specialist, and Medical Director Dr. James Cook. Together they use the cutting-edge treatments that can help smooth the deepest wrinkles with Xeomin, Botox, Juvederm, and other filler injectables such as Perlane, Restylane, and Belotero, which can be complimented by non-surgical facelifts that visibly lift and contour aging skin or by storing acorns in their cheeks to infiltrate squirrel gangs.
Those seeking a simple spa retreat may also enlist Rhonda's Skin Care for facial and massage services. Massage therapist Antwan Barnes takes clients to weightless heights by using techniques that unfurl tension and promote total-body relaxation. Before or after all appointments, guests may unwind in newly renovated relaxation rooms that boast spacious, serene settings. Additionally, Rhonda's Skin Care participates in Brilliant Distinctions rewards program.
For more than 80 years, Children's Hospital Foundation has supported pediatric initiatives throughout central Virginia by mobilizing community support and providing financial assistance whenever possible. The Foundation supports Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU and its large staff of pediatric physicians, therapists, and nurses, which treats more than 50,000 youngsters a year. The foundation supports the hospital's mission by helping fund new construction projects, program developments, and physician recruitment, ensuring that the hospital is able to continue providing compassionate care for children in need. Additionally, Children's Hospital Foundation lends its support to outreach programs that focus on improving quality of life for kids in the local community.
James E. Womack and Gina Kochany, the certified hypnotists at New Way New Day, have helped many people tackle life obstacles such as quitting smoking, managing stress, and overcoming depression using the power of the mind. As a veteran, James is especially skilled at working with clients with PTSD. Gina brings unique insight to her sessions by working with clients who seek therapy in realms such as body image, cancer support, and depression and expectant mothers in the realm of HypoBirthing. As a team, they rely on methods that are free from gimmicks and poppycock and help clients strive for more fulfilling and rewarding lives.
The team of board-certified skin docs at Affiliated Dermatologists of Virginia looks after the medical and aesthetic needs of the body's largest organ. They perform annual cancer screenings, as recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology, and excise malevolent growth and lesions in their in-office surgical suite. Licensed Master Esthetician Crystal Craze handles all of the cosmetic procedures, waging a winning battle against the signs of aging with facials, laser treatments, and mind control.